Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 110 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 2:51 am (GMT +11) -

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Coral Sea, 110 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands, on Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 2:51 am (GMT +11)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 111 km depth

13 Mar 16:05 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 14 minutes.
Update Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 16:09
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.9 just reported 110 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands
4.9 quake 14 Mar 2:51 am (GMT +11)
4.9 quake 14 Mar 2:51 am (GMT +11)
An intermediate magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported early morning near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands.
According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the quake hit on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 2:51 am local time at an intermediate depth of 111 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lata (pop. 550) located 110 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 15:51:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Mar 14, 2021 2:51 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 111.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.53°S / 166.38°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Antipode: 11.53°N / 13.62°W
Nearest volcano: Tinakula (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) SE of Lata (Santa Cruz Islands) (pop: 553) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) NNW of Sola (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) N of Port-Olry (Vanuatu) (pop: 1,950) --> See nearby quakes!
741 km (460 mi) ESE of Honiara (pop: 56,300) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) N of Hiw Island (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.4°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from N
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.9111 kmSanta Cruz Islands, Solomon IslandsBMKG
4.9123 kmSANTA CRUZ ISLANDS, Solomon IslandsEMSC
4.9120 km115 Km SE of Lata, Solomon IslandsUSGS

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